Who-Whom - Who vs. Whom The choice between who and whom...

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Who vs. Whom The choice between who and whom occurs primarily in subordinate clauses and in questions. Who is used for subjects of sentences and subject complements. The subject of the sentence is the noun doing something. Whom is for objects in the sentences. The object of the sentence is having something done to them. Helpful Tips: 1. Mentally restructure the clause to choose the correct pronoun Example: You will be working with my teammates on the project, whom you will be introduced to later. ~Restructuring the sentence to say: “You will be introduced to whom.” makes it easier too see that in this case that “who” would be incorrect. 2. Every verb with a tense in a sentence must have a subject and so “who” must be used. Example: I decided to vote for who called me first. In this case “I” is the subject of “decided” and so “who” must be used 3. Any form of to be: is, are, was, etc. in a sentence is a clue to use “who” not “whom” ****Our favorite and very useful tip
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course ENG 125 taught by Professor Escudero during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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Who-Whom - Who vs. Whom The choice between who and whom...

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